Chocolate City Smoothie
Words by Ashley Bowling Photos by Ashley Haguewood
A Sweet & Savory Smoothie Sure to Cool You Off and Fill You Up
Cherrywood Coffeehouse is doing something right! Co-owners Ryan and Jen Marks have striven to create a community-centric atmosphere where everyone feels welcome, even the furry friends. They’ve listened to the community and have truly created an Austin vibe with delicious food, free live music, and friendly service. Ryan moved to the neighborhood in the late 1990s and had his eye on the place for some time before making it his own in early 2009. It’s easy to see with the quality of food and enthusiastic neighborhood support, things just haven’t been the same ever since.
Jen describes the menu as all-American with a southern flair, but if you ask Ryan, he’d say it’s “real food.” Ryan’s New Orlean’s roots are easy to see and taste as you graze the menu. Their juicy burgers are by far the most popular menu item and a must try if you haven’t already. Since they serve breakfast all day long, you can’t go wrong with the Terra Taco, complete with fried eggs, crispy potato strings, fried tofu, cheddar cheese, avocado, and green onions. We highly recommend the Sweet Potato Hash on the brunch menu, complete with grilled onions, bell peppers, and jalapeños, topped with two poached eggs and hollandaise sauce. Another excellent choice is the Crawfish Eggs Benedict. You really can’t go wrong with any of the locally sourced pastries either.
Cherrywood Coffeehouse also offers a wide variety of drinks. They have a great selection of beers on tap and offer an excellent selection of coffee beverages too. The Chocolate City Smoothie was inspired from the Peanut Power Smoothie. Ryan did a spin on the Peanut Power and created this one for the chocolate lovers, inspired after Ryan’s home town of New Orleans, Louisiana. Ingredients include frozen bananas, peanut butter, Ghirardelli chocolate syrup, and creamy almond milk.
Next time you’re in the mood for a chill atmosphere, some southern savory food, or a tasty cup of Joe, stop by Cherrywood’s neighborhood gem.
Native Knowledge: Cherrywood Coffeehouse offers free yoga Monday-Friday, 8am.
Breakfast is served all day long, with a special brunch menu on the weekends 10am to 3pm with live kid’s music every Sunday at 10am.
Need Coffee? Try the Cuban con Leche, Espresso married with condensed milk for the perfect combination of smooth and sweet to start your morning off right.